Michigan, Minnesota and Wisconsin Earn Women's Swimming and Diving Accolades

Oct. 19, 2016

Swimmer of the Week
Chase Kinney, Wisconsin
Sr. - Canton, Ohio - Jackson
• Earned four top-three finishes in Wisconsin’s dual meet against Minnesota
• Finished first in the 50-yard freestyle (22.62) and the 100-yard freestyle (49.58) 
• Contributed to a pair of first-place marks in the 200-yard medley relay (1:40.42) and 400-yard freestyle relay (3:19.98)
• The 2014-15 Academic All-Big Ten honoree earned NCAA provisional qualifying marks in both freestyle events
• Earns her third career Big Ten Swimmer of the Week award
• Last Wisconsin Swimmer of the Week: Danielle Valley (Feb. 10, 2016)

Diver of the Week
Yu Zhou, Minnesota
Sr. - Wuhan, China - Beijing College of Sports
• Collected two top-three finishes in Minnesota’s dual meet against Wisconsin
• Won the one-meter (316.65) diving event and placed second in the three-meter (340.88), recording NCAA Zone qualifying scores in both events
• 2015-16 Academic All-Big Ten honoree
• Earns her 12th career Diver of the Week honor 
• Last Minnesota Diver of the Week: Yu Zhou (Feb. 3, 2016)

Freshman of the Week
Vanessa Krause, Michigan
Chesterton, Ind. - Chesterton
• Recorded a pair of first-place finishes and added a second-place finish at the SMU Classic
• Took first in the 50-yard freestyle (23.29) and 200-yard butterfly (1:56.46), and second in the 100-yard butterfly (53.38)
• Earned NCAA provisional qualifying marks in all three events
• Earns her first Freshman of the Week award
• Last Michigan Freshman of the Week: Siobhain Haughey (Feb. 3, 2016)



2016-17 Big Ten Women’s Swimmer/Diver of the Week

Oct. 5
S: Tereysa Lehnertz, Jr., IOWA
D: Jacintha Thomas, So., IOWA
F: Hannah Burvill, IOWA

Oct. 12
S: Yirong Bi, So., MICH
D: Anna Filipcic, Sr., NEB
F: Maddie Hart, PSU

Oct. 19
S: Chase Kinney, Sr., WIS
D: Yu Zhou, Sr., MINN
F: Vanessa Krause, MICH